By his words and actions, Pope Francis compels the global Church to a radically renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ. Encounter: From the Heart of Pope Francis is a performance piece that animates this call in song, story, and prayer, inviting all Christians to risk stepping toward Jesus in both the blessing and the bruising of daily life. Encounter takes us to the front lines of God’s field hospital, calling us to a revolution of tenderness in a world desperate for healing, wholeness and hope.
This choral edition for Encounter includes vocal parts for soloists, choir, and assembly. When used in connection with the other available editions listed below, any parish or community will be able to bring this performance piece to life. However, the songs of Encounter are also useful for liturgical celebrations and other occasions throughout the year.